Should the Galaxy get a spot in Superliga 2008 if we win tomorrow?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by convergecrew, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. convergecrew

    convergecrew New Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Too much negativity going around the Galaxy these days:D Lets look forward to next year!

    Seeing as how there is no chance the Galaxy's league position will give us a berth in next year's Superliga, should we be given the chance to defend the title in Superliga 2008 if we win tomorrow?

    All the stuff about the quality of play aside, this is about whether a cup winning team deserves the chance to defend their title (ala Liverpool 2006).
     
  2. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.

    The 2008 participants should be chosen on the merit of their '07 league form, in accordance with earlier announcements made by the tournament organizers.

    That is all.
     
  3. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is reminiscent of Liverpool's plight after winning the Champions League in '05 yet failing to qualify out of the EPL for the '05-'06 season.

    My answer is the same now as it was then. Yes, The Galaxy, and the circus that comes with them, should be able to defend their title IF they are able to win the Superliga this year. I like the idea of defending champions getting automatic bids at a chance to defend.
     
  4. churchill2000

    churchill2000 3x MLS Cup Champions

    Jul 12, 2004
    Monde Virtuel
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy


    I think, if LA wins, they should have LA play a two-leg series against the lowest ranked MLS team that qualifies for the Superliga next year. Winner gets in.

    As you mentioned the big teams in Europe all agreed that the defending UEFA CL champions should get a shot to defend their title in 2006.
     
  5. ryebreadraz

    ryebreadraz New Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think all defending champions deserve the chance to defend their title. Whether it be an MLS Cup champion in the regular season or the Galaxy getting into the Superliga should they win tomorrow. A 2 leg playoff with the lowest qualifying MLS team would be fine, as long as they get their chance to defend within the competition.
     
  6. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Atlanta United
    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is a mighty big assumption there.:eek:

    Having said that, I think last year's winner shouldn't get an automatic bid; having the four best from each league theoretically creates the best match-ups, which everyone wants to see.
     
  7. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Boy howdy.

    And who is this "we" that's used in the thread title?
     
  8. L.A. SOCCER NATION

    L.A. SOCCER NATION ONLY IN L.A.

    Jun 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES
    Regardless of what any of us think or propose, As long as L.A. keeps adding stars and David Beckham is around, MLS will find ways or bend rules to make sure that the Galaxy particapates.
     
  9. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Aren't the Mexican teams selected by invitation for next year also?

    So who cares how the MLS teams are selected for an invitational tournament.
     
  10. Mick7184

    Mick7184 New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Franklin, Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you guys will be in that thing whether you deserve to be or not, win this years or not, qualify or not, David Beckham will be in that tournament. I'm actually worried about you guys taking our spot as we are the least appealing of the teams that would qualify profit-wise.
     
  11. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A Fair Judgement. I second it.
     
  12. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moved to General.
     
  13. sharkeyca

    sharkeyca New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Tournament winners should be able to defend their titles, regardless of league play. I do, however, agree w/ how they changed the World Cup, so that the winner does not automatically qualify. That's b/c it's on a four year cycle. But CL winners should get an auto bid, Superliga, CONCACAF Champs, Copa Libertadores, etc, should all give an auto bid to the reigning champ. It just makes it easier. Don't like it? Finish third or up, and quit whining.
     
  14. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would imagine that being the defending Superliga champs from 2007 would count as such. I think they'd deserve it. If they lose against Pachuca though, then of course not.
     
  15. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great point.
     
  16. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Who cares. its a moot question. Pachuca is going to win. Should they come back to defend thier title next year?
     
  17. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Galaxy didn't "earn" their way in this year. Why would you expect next year to be any different?

    they laid out, after they handed LA an invitation,who get invited. If they aren't one of the top two teams in the West they are out, period. That being said I am thinking SUM/AEG MLS will come up with some "wild Card" that will be handed to the Galaxy IF they win

    GO PACHUCA
     
  18. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    I support this idea.
     
  19. Kosh

    Kosh "We are all Kosh"

    Aug 1, 2006
    Harrisburg, PA
    That's a big NO from me. Look we all knew the rules coming in, and rules are rules boys and girls. I know you GALs are used to having the rules bent in your favor (trust me as a DC fan we enjoyed it too with the whole Freddy placement deal) but com'om now. If LA wins (and man what a big IF that is) then guess what? You get to take home a nice shiny feather thingy to put in your trophy cabinet. Thats it! To suggest that a team which busted it's ass all season long within the context of the rules gets to sit out next year's edition just so LA can defend it's crown is dog's bullocks.

    Stop trying to backdoor your way into next year's dance and stop it with those damned excuses. "Boo-hoo, it's all MLS' fault with our schedule. It's Yallop's fault with the not sitting Becks. It's Lalas' fault for..." OK I'll give you that one. I swear you're turning into Arsen Wenger with the excuses. Dammit, stand up and take it like a man you cry babies. Look on the brightside, at least you'll still be playing in MLS next season. And don't fret, SuperLiga will very much be in the HDC next year. Feel free to thank your neighbors for that gift.
     
  20. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle

    It's not one of the top two in the east or west. It's one of the TOP FOUR on a single table. If they don't make it to the 4th place position, they are out. Unless MLS decides in their infinite stupidity to expand it to 8 teams. Even then they'd still be out.
     
  21. IlliniOnFire

    IlliniOnFire Hostile AND Abusive

    Oct 8, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    absolutely not. The rules for qualifying have already been set, it would be beyond bush league to change it mid-season.
     
  22. Ollie & Friends

    Ollie & Friends New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I think the winners should have a chance to defend their title, but I hate Galaxy.
     
  23. The Prophet

    The Prophet Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Big P, Texas
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Pachuca is going to kill the galaxy so I would not worry about the galaxy winning the game. even the world cup champion has to qualify to the world cup.
     
  24. tp1073

    tp1073 New Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    NJ
    The rules are always changed for the "Super Club". How are those commercial flights going, LA Galaxy? I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the Superliga next year no matter what the outcome is this year. The next question is what will the league do to help them keep Landon next year? How about a rule change?
     
  25. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Northern VA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. I would had no problem if the rules stated -- before the season began -- that a SuperLiga champion would take one of the 4 spots. but since the rules have been set and competition has occurred, it is just wrong to change things now.
     

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